Try These 6 Vegetables for Ultimate Body & Mind Health

It seems unlikely that our digestive tracts would be a major intersection of body and mind—but recent research has shown that they are. The makeup of the microbiome in your gut—all the bacterial flora in your digestive tract—turns out to be a major player in overall health. And when we say health, we mean everything, from cognition and emotional wellbeing to cardiovascular fitness and the prevention or reduction of chronic disease. It’s thought that your body’s microbiome is largely established in the first thousand days of life. But because this system gets so much input every day from you—and because different bacteria thrive on different types of food—there’s a lot you can do to affect your gut health through what you put on your plate. Studies have found that the “bad” bacteria that cause the harmful inflammation that leads to a host of bodily ills tend to thrive on processed, fried, or refined foods, while eating whole, unprocessed ingredients feeds the “good” microbiota—the bacteria that protect your body and keep inflammation down. Although all veggies are good for you, some pack an outsized punch when it comes to promoting gut health. These six vegetables, and the easy recipes that go with them, will help your inner garden grow. Onions Onions, the invisible vegetable, can seem like they’re in everything—but that’s a plus when it comes to gut health. As part of the allium family, this nutrient-dense vegetable is particularly rich in pre...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Health-related Publishers Spirituality & Health Cognition digestive tract Emotional Wellbeing gut bacteria Inflammation microbiome Source Type: blogs